We follow, Lord, where thou dost lead

Representative Text

We follow, Lord, where thou dost lead,
And, quickened, would ascend to thee,
Redeemed from sin, set free indeed
Into thy glorious liberty.

We cast behind fear, sin and death;
With thee we seek the things above;
Our inmost souls thy spirit breathe,
Of power, of calmness, and of love.

The power, ’mid worldliness and sin,
To do, in all, our Father’s will;
Like thee, the victory to win,
And bid each tempting voice be still.

The calmness perfect faith inspires,
Which waiteth patiently and long;
The love which faileth not, nor tires,
Triumphant over every wrong.

Thus through thy quickening spirit, Lord,
Thy perfect life in us reveal,
And help us, as we live to God,
Still more and more with man to feel.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #563

Author: John M. Henson

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Text Information

First Line: We follow, Lord, where thou dost lead
Author: John M. Henson
Refrain First Line: We follow our Savior
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CANONBURY

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #563

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #563

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Church Harmonies #513

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Good Will Songs #150

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #416

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #616

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Hymnal Amore Dei #147

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #147

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a147

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Hymns of the Spirit #429

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #d454

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Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #60

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a266

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National Hymn and Tune Book #306

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d275

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d472

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